On June 10, Ross School hosted its fifth annual Golf with the Knicks outing at the exclusive Bridge Golf Course in Bridgehampton. The event, chaired by Ross parents Andy Boyland, Vyto Kab and Toni Sacconaghi and Head of School Gregg Maloberti, raised over $44,000 for Ross School programs and scholarships, including the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund.
Golfers enjoyed a full breakfast in the Bridge’s clubhouse followed by 18 holes of golf. Fifty-six golfers tackled the fairways and the greens; their enthusiasm seemed to stave off the impending rain, which waited until late afternoon to arrive. Members of the New York Knicks family included current Knicks player J.R. Smith; Knicks Legends John Wallace, Larry Johnson and John Starks; current Knicks assistant coaches Herb Williams and Jerry Dunn; and Knicks staff members Troy Bowers and Brendan Callahan.
After a day on the course, guests dodged raindrops on their return to the clubhouse for a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. Trophies were distributed to top players Valinda Valcich (who won two awards), Prem Parameswaran, David Walsh, Mel Yellin and Harry Hackett. There were also a few new, younger attendees this year: children of several of the golfers who came to meet their Knicks idols and have t-shirts and basketballs signed. Once again, the annual Ross Golf with the Knicks event proved to be a fun and relaxing day with family, friends and a few all-star basketball players.